The Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) practices within the professional practice model of his/her institution and exhibits Penn Medicine's core values in order to promote nurses' professional development in alignment with his/her organization's strategic plan. Working from a specialized knowledge base, the NPDS provides expert consolation in collaborative partnership with various stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate educational programs that uphold practice standards, support evidence-based practice, and improve the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, individualized patient-and-family-centered care.
The NPDS provides leadership to identify the nursing staff's learning needs and responds to these educational needs while considering the effected patient populations, new clinical evidence, and organizational goals and changes both locally within the health system and nationally/globally. Each NPDS serves as a vital liaison to communicate and negotiate multiple perspectives within his/her organization in a respectful and effective manner to achieve/advocate positive change and delivery of appropriate and ethical care. The ultimate goals of NPDS specialty practice are the provision of quality care and protection of the public. The domains of education, program management, career development, scholarship, and leadership are adopted from Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice (ANA, 2010).
BSN and 3+ years experience in nursing
2+ years in Adult Education
1+ years in clinical educative presentations
Knowledge and demonstrated competency in designing educational nursing curriculum that is framed by appropriate teaching/learning theories and methods for assessing nurse competency.
Experience in facilitating, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of educational programs.
Experience in professional nursing development for his/herself and other nurses.
Ability to work well with others and develop strong professional relationships.
Ability to communicate clearly and listen carefully to others.
Ability to meet deadlines and develop personal and organizational goals.
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